Rick Santorum Claims Momentum After Stunning Victory

Yesterday, former senator Rick Santorum launched himself back into the race by winning 3 state primaries: Colorado, Missouri, and Minnesota – defeating Romney soundly in all three.

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Romney Wins Iowa, Bachmann Drops Out

UPDATE: After a recount on January 19, it was reported that Rick Santorum actually won the Iowa caucus by 34 votes.

 

On January 3, 2011, Mitt Romney won in the Iowa caucuses by the closest margin in history – 8 votes – over Rick Santorum. The caucuses are the first major step towards the final presidential nomination, followed by New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida. Although Iowa represents only about 1% of the nation’s presidential nomination delegates, it gives an early look at who might win and who might not have the steam to continue on.

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Super Committee Fails to Reach a Deal

Last Monday, on November 21, the congressional “Super Committee” announced that it had failed in reaching its objective – to find $1.2 trillion in spending cuts over the coming years. It all started 6 months ago, when Congress refused to raise America’s borrowing limit without spending cuts. “After months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement available to the public before the committee’s deadline,” said the Super Committee’s two leaders. The committee is made up of 6 republicans and 6 democrats, and was established so that we could escape a default and we could have hope to stabilize the budget. Continue reading